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Judge Issues Ruling Recognizing Gay Common-Law Marriage in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:30am 10/12/2015 at 11:30am

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there was a right under the Fourteenth Amendment to gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, this meant that the marriage laws in each of the states had to be interpreted without discriminating against same-sex couples.

As I wrote here last month, “[f]or gay couples living in a state that...

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Blame Zero Tolerance Insanity – Not “Islamophobia” – for TX schoolchild clock incident

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00am 9/17/2015 at 10:00am

Yesterday a Texas teenager, who happens to be a Muslim, brought a homemade clock to school and was arrested because the clock was mistaken for a bomb. Some people are blaming racism but zero tolerance policies are the real problem.

NBC News reports that he won’t be charged:

No Charges For Ahmed Mohamed,...

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Rick Perry Drops Out

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:39pm 9/11/2015 at 5:39pm

During an address to the Eagle Forum in St. Louis this afternoon, former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

From ABC News:

“We have a tremendous field – the best in a generation – so I step...

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Keep an eye on the Castro brothers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:30am 9/10/2015 at 8:30am

Hillary. Bernie. O’Malley? Biden!

Right now, the Democratic field feels both random and predictable: we have Hillary Clinton, who should be the anointed one; Bernie Sanders, whose numbers defy reason; and Joe Biden, who everyone laughs at but no one counts out. Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and a few others round...

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Rick Perry: Border Wall Nothing More Than Rhetoric

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:00pm 9/5/2015 at 6:00pm

Joining Lou Dobbs earlier this week, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked to explain his stance on illegal immigration and border security.

“I think we need to flesh everyone out from the stand point of of just the rhetoric. When somebody says, “let’s build a wall,” then I think it’s appropriate...

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Today, the State of Texas Stands With Law Enforcement Officers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:30am 9/4/2015 at 8:30am

Following the senseless murder of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth last Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statewide call encouraging all Texans to stand with law enforcement officers today.

The state-wide show of support will take place beginning at 11:00 AM CST.

Governor Abbott’s office released the following statement...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Indicted on Securities Fraud Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 4:30pm 8/3/2015 at 4:30pm

Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton surrendered at the Collin County Jail to be arrested and booked on three counts of felony securities law violations. Earlier, a grand jury handed down an indictment addressing Paxton’s July 2011 efforts to sell stocks on behalf of a McKinney, Texas-based corporation while he was...

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Only one felony charge stands against Rick Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:00am 7/27/2015 at 10:00am

Score one for the good guys—an appeals court in Texas has dropped one of two felony charges currently pending against former governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Last August, a grand jury indicted Perry on two separate counts of abuse of power and coercion of a public servant after it was...

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Texas launches investigation into fetal organ harvesting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:45pm 7/20/2015 at 8:45pm

Last week, damning investigative footage showed a Planned Parenthood doctor nonchalantly discussing dismembering and selling baby body parts.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna...

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Victory for eyebrow threaders in Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:55pm 7/14/2015 at 7:55pm

Texas Entrepreneurs are celebrating a recent state Supreme Court decision.

The decision involved Texas Occupational licenses. “Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) violated the state constitution when it ordered eyebrow threaders—who practice a traditional South Asian method of using only cotton thread to remove eyebrow hair— to stop working unless...

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Texas gun control

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:00am 7/11/2015 at 7:00am

From photographer (also, here, here), reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, music impresario, and (formerly) West Texas correspondent Danelle,:

At the feed store today… in Texas!

Danelle previously has reported to us on the big role competitive shooting played in her family, including this photo of her daughter at the range:

Danelle adds in a follow up email yesterday:

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Rick Perry’s unorthodox economic opportunity speech went there

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:30am 7/7/2015 at 8:30am

Somewhat overshadowed by the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rick Perry’s unorthodox jobs and economic growth speech ruffled all the right feathers.

Candidate job plans tend to blur together because regardless of party affiliation, they’re virtually indistinguishable. Reduce/raise taxes, decrease/increase regulation, “get America working again!”, “yada yada yada middle class!” Then there’s...

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SCOTUS temporarily halts Texas abortion law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:15pm 6/29/2015 at 6:15pm

Could the Supreme Court’s latest actions result in a set-back for the pro-life community?

Wednesday, 10 of Texas’ 19 abortion clinics were set to close thanks to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013. The law that would’ve required abortion...

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Meet Rick Perry’s wife

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:30am 6/5/2015 at 11:30am

Speaking from a plane hanger in a Dallas suburb Thursday afternoon, Governor Perry officially launched his second bid for the White House. Flanked by Navy SEALs, Perry was introduced by his wife,...

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California Awash in New, Water-Saving Measures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:30pm 5/29/2015 at 1:30pm

The floods flowing through Texas have created an unusual emergency situation: An inundation of snakes!

Texans whose cities have been deluged by torrential flood waters have another problem to contend with – a tide of more than one thousand snakes seeking shelter in their homes.

Panicked residents of the Lone Star State, as...

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Wendy Who? Fined 5k By Ethics Commission

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:30am 5/14/2015 at 8:30am
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We don’t like to kick a loser when she’s down, but when this story appeared on Legal Insurrection’s radar we thought it was too good to keep to ourselves.

The pink sneaker wearing hope of progressives isn’t finished with her fall from grace.

Terri Langford of the Texas Tribune:

Wendy Davis Fined $5,000 for...

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Cartoonist: “I understand the threat that we face”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD6K0FWS4GI
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am 5/5/2015 at 10:00am
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We have been following the fallout from the shootings that centered around a “Draw Mohammed” event.

Most of the media is honing in on blaming the victims, as if Pam Geller had it coming to her.

Noah Rothman at Hot Air writes,

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